Charles Mills

Charles Mills, an English historian, born at Greenwich, July 29, 1788, died in London, Oct. 19, 1825. He studied law, but abandoned it for literary pursuits. His principal works are: "History of Mohammedanism" (8vo, London, 1817); "History of the Crusades" (2 vols. 8vo, 1820); and "History of Chivalry" (2 vols. 8vo, 1825).

Charles Mix

Charles Mix, a S. E. county of Dakota, having the Missouri river on its S. W. border; pop. in 1870, 152, of whom 117 were civilized Indians. The chief productions in 1870 were 8,810 bushels of Indian corn, and 1,315 of potatoes. The value of live stock was $22,250. Capital, Greenwood.

Charles Mordaunt

See Peterborough, Earl of.

Charles Nicolas Cochin

Charles Nicolas Cochin, a French engraver and designer, born in Paris in 1715, died April 29,1790. He was hardly less eminent as a man of letters than as an artist, and published several volumes of travels and art criticisms. His engravings, numbering upward of 1,500, are executed with great taste and skill.

Charles Nicolas Si-Gisbert Sonnini De Manoncourt

Charles Nicolas Si-Gisbert Sonnini De Manoncourt, a French naturalist, born in Luneville, Feb. 1, 1751, died in Paris, May 29, 1812. Being commissioned as a marine engineer, he spent several years in Cayenne and on the W. coast of Africa, afterward passed some time with Buffon, and in 1777 joined the African expedition under Baron de Tott. After visiting Egypt, Greece, and Asia Minor, he returned to France in 1780. He contributed to Buf-fon's Histoire naturelle 13 volumes of fishes, 1 of cetacea, and with Latreille 4 of reptiles. He lost his fortune by the revolution, and afterward edited a Bibliotleque physico-eco-nomigue (1801 - '12), and Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle (24 vols. 8vo, 1803 et seq.), and published accounts of his travels.

Charles Nodier

Charles Nodier, a French author, born in Besangon about 1782, died in Paris, Jan. 26, 1844. He published novels and poetry, and was known as a grammarian and a bibliographer. Arrested for a short time on account of a satirical effusion against the first consul, he was afterward professor of literature at Dole, and at a later period went to Laybach as a librarian of the Bourbon family. In 1824 he became librarian of the Paris arsenal. He published his autobiography (Souvenirs) in 1831, and his complete works in 12 vols., 1832-4.

Charles Pelage Lenoir

Charles Pelage Lenoir, abbe, a French author, born at Creances, Marche, in 1819. He was ordained in 1841, and became a private tutor, preacher, and author. From 1857 to 1859 he edited La Science pour Tous. He was a friend of Lamartine, and one of the executors of the will of Proudhon, and delivered a funeral oration at the grave of Buchez. His principal works are: Le dictionnaire dcs droits de la raison dans la foi (Paris, 1860); Sancti Alphomi de Ligorio Theologia Moralis, ad praesentem Rerum Conditionem accommodata (4 vols., 1872); Dictionnaire theologique de Bergier, approprie au mouvcment intellectuel de la seconde moitie du XIXe siecle (12 vols., 1872 et seq., of which he prepared 6 vols.); and Dictionnaire des decisions romaines sur la foi, la morale et la discipline (1873 et seq.).